One of Izaak’s favourite summer sunspots is on the rug in the living room.
One day, he flopped down and there was this interesting series of stripes in the shadows.
How could I resist?
And of course,
Europe changed to Summer Time last Sunday, and that combined with a few really sunny days has given the cats some great sun puddles.
The other day, Lorelai was luxuriating in a sunbeam on the living room rug.
Look at that face..!
I swear she’s smiling.
And then, suddenly…she started playing with a goat hair catnip toy.
This was interesting because Rory doesn’t really play with toys. This is one of Alfred’s favourites. I got it at a cat show and it was called “Stinky Goat.” I think they steeped it in valerian root, because it is really stinky.
In a good way.
I swear though, if I hadn’t seen her and just saw the photos, I would have thought this was Izaak!
In the late morning and early afternoon in spring and early summer, we get some wicked awesome sunshine coming in on the kitchen and balcony side of the house.
Any given morning, you will find an assortment of cats sprawled across the dining room table. The other morning, it was Angel, Jacoby and Izaak. Despite being a hard uncomfortable place to nap, it’s extremely popular.
“My sunshine brings all the cats to my table“…or something.
It took a while but spring has finally gotten to Boston.
Jacoby was enjoying the sunshine this morning.
Shhhh…don’t tell Jake it’s meant to rain most of next week…
If they did, Angel would definitely be bowner than she already is.
Usually, the leopard print bed in the window is Angel’s domain. But look who I found lounging in it the other day!
I guess he decided that if Angel was going to settle in the iMac, he’d have her bed.
It is a nice warm spot when the sun hits it just right.
And it has a nice, active, interesting view.
Of course, Jake’s not paying too much attention to the view when he’s trying to catch some Z’s…
We’ve had a few sunny days in amongst the rain and snow.
Despite the sun, it’s still wicked cold outside. It’s barely cracked 60° this “spring.”
The morning I took these photos, it was about 25°F.
In general, when you see a bright, sunny day in winter or early spring it usually means it’s cold outside. Clouds bring warmth.
Which is exactly the opposite of what Angel and I learned growing up in Northern California. There, clouds (especially fog) = cold.
It takes some getting used to. Fifteen years of living here and sometimes I still forget.
So, yeah, the sun is a lie.
At least, the sun outside is a lie.
The sun inside, however…
…that sun is lovely and warm and perfect for bathing and napping. Even if the glass is a bit cold to lie against…
Lately, despite all the snow on the ground, we’ve been having some really good morning sunshine.
Look what happened the other day!
Yes, you’re seeing that right – that is all three girls sharing one sunny windowsill without squabbling!
And, no…I did not Photoshop this!
Jacoby, apparently, missed the “sharing” episode of Mr. Rogers Neighbourbood.
As you can clearly see, he needs to have an entire windowseat to himself!
It may be cold and snowy outside, but that doesn’t stop the sun from shining.
And even though the air outside may be frigid, inside the glass the sunbeams are warm.
Look what I happened to capture the other morning as I was getting ready for work.
Yes, that’s Jacoby and Angel, both enjoying the same sunny window!
I couldn’t believe how close the two of them were!
I mean, for this pair, this is practically cuddling!
Jake was watching the cars and pedestrians pass by below.
Angel, meanwhile, was probably watching Jake as much as she was looking outside.
Still, seeing them get even this close to each other gives me hope that someday they may be friends again, the way they were when Jake was a kitten.
It appears that in the world of good places to nap, at least as far as Jacoby’s concerned, warmth trumps cushiness.
He’ll lounge on the hard wooden floor if it’s got a nice warm sunpatch.
“Hey. You know, instead of standing there taking photos, you COULD be a lamb and fetch me a pillow…”
“…Now. Now would be good.”
Our apartment get fabulous sun puddles in the mornings.
They are so fabulous, in fact, that Angel will allow Jacoby to get close to her without hissing at him.
Never underestimate solar power!
Of course, as soon as I’d put the camera away, Angel hissed at Jake…I guess the sun’s magic can only go so far…